Midland College (MC) has a rich tradition of healthcare training. During MC’s 40-year existence, over 5,000 students have graduated or obtained certifications from Midland College’s health-related training programs. There are currently approximately 1,800 MC alumni working at Midland Memorial Hospital, area healthcare facilities and local physicians’ offices.
It looks like a hospital; it sounds like a hospital; it even smells like a hospital!
In May 2012, MC expanded its healthcare training programs by opening the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College. The purpose of this “hospital-like” atmosphere is to allow students “practice” working inside a healthcare facility. Students can obtain real-life experiences while still on the MC campus and, therefore, be better-prepared for on-site hospital internships and eventually careers in the healthcare industry.
Lea Keesee, director of the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at Midland College, stated, “Ultimately the residents of West Texas are the beneficiaries of MC’s healthcare training programs. Students trained at MC will become the professionals who administer healthcare to all of us.”